Thursday, July 09, 2009

Michael Jackson the controversial artist

Being a girl in the Middle East, Michael Jackson was a legend to me growing up. Nothing topped him. O tab3an I don't know if you moms zay immi bas till yesterday she couldn't understand the reactions, appreciation and drama. To her Elvis o BAS :)

I don't want to go on and on about Michael the great talent, you've heard it all. I just want to share the phrases that moved me and gave me goose-bumps during the memorial speeches yesterday.
Berry Gordy:
"He raised the bar, and then broke the bar"
Brooke Shields: (to his kids)
"Your father was not strange, what he had to deal with was strange".
Martin Luther King III:

" My father said that in life one must discover what his calling is. Once
they do they must do their job so well that the
living, the dead
and the unborn
could do them no better"

I remember growing up in the 90s, we watched "Black or White" over and over and over with awe, I video taped his Pepsi (or Coca Cola was it?) commercial with Michael Jordan and watched with friends not believing how cool he is. We immitated his voice, we dressed like him in Halloween parties and tried to, as everyone, do the moonwalk.

It'll take a long time before another legend takes his place in people's hearts.